I'm back! I hope all my Canadian friends had a lovely Thanksgiving and/or enjoyed your long weekend. I certainly did!
Let's start with Friday, shall we? My office was dead, as many people took an extra day off.
- Sweater - RW & Co., consignment; purchased here for $15.98
- Trousers - Talbots, thrifted; last seen here in February with Etro
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here (as my walking shoes) to meet John Fluevog in September
- Coat (below) - L'Atiste, consignment, Vancouver; purchased here for $31.00
Plaid always make me think of punk.
Sounds nothing like me...
I used an old jewelry gift bag with the top draw-string part cut off as my backer for the ginormous brooch I'm wearing on my new-to-me sweater.
My last red sweater died from moth attacks. Vizzini is terrible at killing moths.
|"Slander! Lies! They are just less tasty than shoelaces."|
This sweater is a blend with about 20% wool content, so not itchy and not a moth-attractant- and I like the length of it.
I built my outfit around this wonderful coat that I was super-jazzed to wear.
I showed it off to tons of my colleagues - for a close-up of the pattern and the assorted gewgaws on the front, go here.
- Leather cuff - Guess, thrifted
- Spider ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
- Onyx/silver ring - Tocarra, vintage fair
- Earrings - Glee
- Brooch - vintage fair
L and I spent our evening playing board games on Friday night - I was up early for my shifted Mental Health Walk on Saturday morning. Now that our Ulti season is over for another year, I prefer to do my MHWs during daylight hours instead of after work, when it's dark.
- Sweater - Jay Jays, thrifted; last worn here in March for our anniversary trip to Vancouver
- Skirt - Peter Pilotto x Target 2013, consignment; first worn here in August with mixed patterns
- Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; last worn here in February for a Futurist Ubanite outfit for the Art Gallery
- Coat (below) - Danier Leather; last seen here (2nd outfit) last weekend
We walked home from there, and then I walked over to Yvonne's and we did her fall/winter closet swap-over.
I should have steamed out this sweater - it's still quite wrinkled from being packed away.
I was much happier with this very short skirt worn with tights.
Outerwear - it was threatening to rain and we got a bit of a drizzle in the morning, so I had to wear my hat.
Bundled up and ready for any weather.
- Hat - vintage, thrifted
- Scarf - c. 2006, San Francisco
- Studded gloves - Danier Leather
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Vancouver
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
The closet swap-over took about 5 hours (with a break for fortifying snacks!), and that plus my 8K walk that morning just wiped me out. I crashed on the couch on Saturday night.
We had a bit of a sleep in on Sunday morning, and just puttered around the house. I'd spent some time the night before putting together an outfit to wear to our long weekend get-together with our group of friends: the Family That We Choose.
This is my outfit for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Go!
I had helped Yvonne style two outfits for her week, and realized that I need to put that kind of thought and care into my own outfits. Taking the time to "test drive" an outfit for a special event really pays off.
- Jacket - Gianfranco Ferre, Spring 2003, consignment; purchased here for $185.00
- Blouse - Planet, consignment; last seen here in February with lemon on a snowy day
- Suede skirt - Ann Taylor, thrifted; last worn here (2nd outfit) in January with this same shirt worn under stripes
- Boots - Vog Together, Fluevog, consignment; last seen here (4th outfit) in November for Winesday at Ali's
I was prepared for all the temperatures that our days hit this time of year, from sunny to chilly to brr! cold!
here), with the cuffs unzipped and flipped all the way back.
I felt like a pirate, although one covered in safety pins (really, check out this pic here from when I bought it). This is covered in bronze safety pins.
I took my jacket off a few times, so this version of my outfit did get seen.The blouse is quite old for me - I first wore it here in September 2010 and paid $30 for it on consignment.
It's been rescued a few times from the giveaway pile, but I've never found a better leopard blouse.
The leopard footless tights are also over 9 years old.
The jacket zipped all the way up - it's rather snug and boob-mash-y when fully zipped.
I prefer the bottom and top zip partially opened, again, as it was styled on the runway. Flip those cuffs back out!
I really enjoyed this piece.
Done up and ready to head out.
- Scarf - thrifted
- Gloves - Club Monaco, consignment
- Purse - Roots, thrifted
- Chain/leather bracelet - thrifted
- Eelskin/gold bangle - faux Gucci, gift from Mom & Dad, Italy, c. 1986
- Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
- Feather ring - Fossil, thrifted
- Bronze ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s, vintage expo
- Earrings - thrifted
- Chain bracelet - Club Monaco
Vizzini has been very cranky with us, both because we've been out a lot, and because he misses the warm weather.
|"If you stayed home, I could sit on your warm laps."|
He's found a sunny spot to glare at us from.
|"You're going to leave me again?"|
L and I played boardgames on Sunday night, which felt very decadent. I do love a long weekend!
Today/Monday, we went out to my mom's to have a birthday/Thanksgiving lunch and to see all of our extended family: my brother, Dave, our nieces Sydney and Zoe (and Zoe's boyfriend, and her roommate and her boyfriend), and our nephew Matt. We had a lovely time - our Thanksgiving is very non-traditional (no turkey!). We had a bagel bar and deviled eggs (my favourite). Yum!
- Sweater - Artisan de Luxe, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in March for brunch with L
- Tulle skirt - Trina Turk, consignment; last seen here in December 2018 with layers of cosmic jewelry
- Boots - Prepare Map, Fluevog; last worn here in February with double brown down (both of those items were culled last year)
- Leather coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; last seen here in April
I love the fit on this patchwork sweater - I often find thick sweaters are too bulky on my small frame.
here* on how to change settings on one's camera to take better/brighter pictures, and I experimented a bit with my point & shoot camera.
*linking 'cause I love, of course!
My colours are a lot more accurate, and my pictures are much brighter.
I'd rather have better colour and a slight blur on a few pictures, though.
I'm also happy to be delving into my leather collection. Sept/Oct and March/April are the best "leather weather" months.
- Velvet scarf - thrifted
- Wool gloves - Parkhurst
Oops, forgot to do a "bling" picture.
- Bronze cuff - c. 1970, Mom's
- Raven cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
- Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence, Italy
- Jade/brass ring - c. 70s, Mom's
- Earrings - c. 1994, LA Express
Mom gave me a lovely birthday card.
And these lovely gold studs.
When we got home, Vizzini was completely ignoring us.
|"Oh, me? I've been fine, I suppose."|
He sulked a bit, but got excited when L sat down to read for a while.
|"There's a blanket out! I see a lap that needs a cat!"|
He's stretched out on L like a super-kitty right now.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by.